• The Idolmaker (2005)

The Idolmaker

Release Date: March 27th, 2005

DVD Release Date: April 25th, 2000

PG |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Music producer and songwriter Vincent Vacarri (Ray Sharkey) believes that it takes good looks, not talent, to become a teen idol in 1950s America. So when he discovers handsome-faced Tomaso (Paul Land), he sweet-talks him into losing his saxophone and instead becoming a singer. Soon after, Tomaso is transformed into the newest pop star -- Tommy Dee. But when Vacarri takes on a second protégé, Caesare (Peter Gallagher), the rivalry between the two egotistical performers spirals out of control.

Cast: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land, Joe Pantoliano, Maureen McCormick, John Aprea, Richard Bright

Director: Taylor Hackford

Genres: Musical

Keywords: 1950s, Girlfriend, Rivalry, Transformation, Rise, Temptation, Melodramatic

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Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical